Glad to hear you enjoyed your runs as much as I did.
I ended up getting Falken Azenis on 17" wheels from Discount Tire. They greatly improved the cornering. After some playing I ended up with 38lbs in the front and 45lbs in the back. It gave me good grip with the fronts and some slide with the back.
We had a VERY tight turn at the start of an event and I had some fun doing an e-brake turn. At low speeds I can crank the wheel and pull the brake and just about pivot on the inside back tire. I also tried at higher speeds but that just caused some exciting slides but not so much control.
Last event I PAXed 9th out of 42. That is with the stock non-sport suspension. The announcer was bragging on my times and I mentioned that at 39mpg I bet I also got the best MPG on the way there.
I will be taking home STF trophies from two regions this year. Not lots of competition but so far am undefeated in my class.
Now that I have about 10 events at the wheel of my Focus I am just as happy as when I started. I know I made the right choice when I took my Ford home.